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Malocclusion and tooth-on-tooth trauma

The two main indications for therapeutic intervention when dealing with malocclusions in veterinary dentistry are tooth-on-tooth trauma and tooth-on-tissue trauma. This article focuses on tooth-on-tooth trauma, but tooth-on-tissue trauma may also be occurring; both of these conditions must be addressed. Treatment options for tooth-on-tooth trauma The result of malocclusions involving tooth-on-tooth trauma is abnormal tooth [...]
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Oct
03

Part 1: Veterinary dental radiography: a vital practice
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High-quality veterinary dentistry is impossible without the diagnostic tool of dental radiography. The extreme importance to patient care of full-mouth radiography will be demonstrated in this series of articles. The results of two prospective nested case-control studies conducted at the University of California-Davis are worth a close look. Researchers found that of 226 dogs studied, [...]
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Oct
03

The perils of anesthesia-free dentistry in pets

Anesthesia-free dentistry, or nonprofessional dental scaling (NPDS), is becoming more common, particularly in dogs and cats. Anesthetic concerns, monetary issues and the desire to maximize the health and welfare of a beloved pet by providing some form of dental care all play a role in the onset and proliferation of this practice. But are we helping, hurting [...]
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Oct
03

Rostral maxillary (infraorbital) regional block

This block affects the infraorbital nerve and the rostral maxillary alveolar nerve. It provides analgesia to the incisors, canine, and first three premolar teeth of the corresponding side. The adjacent maxillary bone and surrounding soft tissue are also affected. Step 1 Use a skull to identify the infraorbital foramen just mesial to the mesiobuccal root [...]
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Oct
03

Say goodbye to dental

Dental work, dental prophylaxis and dental cleaning all make sense grammatically. Dental is an adjective that means of or relating to the teeth. Used by itself, it has no meaning, but the term dental has evolved to become a professionally embarrassing moniker placed on a multifaceted procedure commonly performed in veterinary hospitals for patients with [...]
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Oct
02

Oral surgery solutions: An unerupted canine tooth and
a challenging full mouth extraction

In the February issue of dvm360, we looked at two difficult cases in veterinary dentistry. In this second article in this series examining challenging oral surgery cases, we’ll discuss how to know when referral is appropriate. If your dental surgery skills are less than refined, especially complex or unusual oral surgery cases are best left [...]
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